Okay, so I don’t hate Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers. But I’m not cheering for them either. After a bogus weekend of picks that left me wondering why I even do it. I figured paying a little attention to the weekend before the weekend of Katy Perry (because I really won’t care about the game) might be worth while.
Green Bay at Seattle. With Rodgers looking okay and Eddie Lacy playing really well at the beginning, the Packers got out of Wisconsin with a close one. The defense didn’t play well though. The run defense was predictably average and the corners (usually a strength) were beaten several times by Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams. Hell, even old man Jason Witten took a turn with the Packer defense. Still, a win is a win. And Davante Adams was sneaky good for Green Bay. They will need that kind of depth if Jordy Nelson is shut down by Richard Sherman this weekend. Aaron Rodgers says he won’t be scared of throwing at the self-proclaimed “best corner in football”. But we will see what happens when they lace ’em up. Marshawn Lynch hasn’t been as big of a part of the offense thus far. Russell Wilson has been awesome and if he can continue to find his receivers downfield it should be an interesting day in Seattle. Will Lacy get free for some big runs? Or will Kam Chancellor stop all big plays before they get started? Seahawks 24, Packers 22
Indianapolis at New England. In the late game, two old AFC East rivals meet up in what could be anything from a high-scoring game to a methodical rough and tough low-scoring affair. Not too sure which teams will show up this week. Andrew Luck is on the cusp of elite (in the playoffs at least). He’s always had the talent, now it’s time for the results. With a rag-tag group of talent that hasn’t been terribly consistent, it will be tough to figure which team will have the edge. Pass defense is in favor of the Patriots, but run defense is slightly towards the Colts (though Vince Wilfork is still a force on the inside). Tom Brady had a huge week against the Ravens and if he shows any of that this week it might not be close. If Indy can get Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen involved then this might be fun to watch. Colts 33, Patriots 21